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About Cyber STARS

Palo Alto Networks is committed to making a difference by addressing racial disparity in technology, particularly in the Black community, by increasing exposure, access and support to underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in technology.

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in uplifting our communities and helping shape future generations. That’s why we’ve created Cyber STARS, which seeks to bridge the digital divide and create opportunity through: education, training, mentorship, and economic empowerment for K-12 students in schools serving large numbers of Black and brown students.

We are excited to announce availability of scholarships for HBCU students studying STEM or Business for the 2022-2023 academic year, in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Recipients will also be offered a Palo Alto Networks Summer 2023 internship, an employee mentor, and quarterly networking and resource opportunities with the company. Applications will be open Feb 28 through April 4. Please visit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship Portal for further details.

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Program Overview and Plan

Cybersecurity Education

Review our Cyber A.C.E.S. lessons and request a speaker!


1:1 mentorships with cybersecurity professionals
(Future—Phase Two)

Apprenticeships and

Academic support and training for those who are pursuing cybersecurity careers

School and District
Financial Support

Grants to schools and districts to support cybersecurity educators
(Future—Phase Four)

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